Oh, practically [laughs] in terms of, you know, I mean, I’ve had episodes of very severe depression where I couldn’t, I couldn't work. I couldn’t, couldn't function, I couldn’t live independently.
Select people know. It’s not something that I, and I mean it’s interesting 'cause it’s not, you know, the people who need to know, know.
I mean I, the people that I work, some of the people I work with I had a very long, well one person who works there, I’ve had a very long relationship with. They know how sick I’ve been. So it was quite important for them to know. 'Cause I think one of the other things that’s quite important if you’ve had an episode of any sort of psychological or even physical illness, you - it’s really good to have somebody who knows when you’re going off, [laughs], who, who can help you monitor that, you know, how you’re going at any point.
So that’s been useful but yeah, no. you know, I had periods where I couldn’t work and didn’t work.
Did you have many of those periods over the years?
Probably had about, probably had a period of about five years when things were on and off, more off than on. So the sort of work, I had -I compromised on my own, there was only certain sort of work I could do. I had to do work that was very simple and, and really not very intellectually or academically demanding and I just needed a job. So you know, I did very basic stuff for a while there.
I changed jobs and careers with, within my current workplace but no, in, in other workplaces, no. I just did what I needed to do. But it makes, I mean, it profoundly effects your financial you know, and your professional yeah.